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Book Review of A Certain Slant of Light (Light, Bk 1)

A Certain Slant of Light (Light, Bk 1)
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Helpful Score: 5

After I read this book, I felt like I had just run an emotional marathon.

Seriously. I was literally drained.

In her novel, A Certain Slant of Light, Laura Whitcomb shows that love doesn't end when life does. Her protagonist is a spirit that hasn't moved on, that haunts people, not places. Over her many spectral years, she inspires writers, teachers and poets. She acts as a muse for many of her "companion" humans, helping them tap into their inspiration.

She thinks she's the only one of her kind -- a soul walking among the living -- until she meets another like her, and finds a love that transcends all the conventional boundaries.

The precise details of her death are a mystery, carefully doled out during the course of the book. This is where the real heartache of this story is revealed. The ending is completely wrenching and although satisfying, I left the book feeling exhausted and didn't start another story for a week. That's how I know a book has gotten under my skin.